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Indians abused H1B, L1 visas says US official

Publish Date: 28 Apr 2011, 06:00 PM
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2011, 06:00 PM
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Indians abused H1B, L1 visas: US
Indians abused H1B, L1 visas: US

Washington: Noting that Indians are the most benefited from the H-1B and L1 work visas, a senior US official has said there have been some cases of abuse of visa categories in India.

“Our consulates or the embassy in India had become aware of certain abuses of those categories of visas, and they are taking measures to make sure that those abuses do not continue," Janice Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs said.

Jacobs said the US was very interested in strengthening the economic partnership that it has with India.
"I think these visas are part of that. So we don't want people who might try to abuse the system to spoil it for everyone else," he said.

"So we do a lot of presentations and outreach on trying to explain what the procedures are, what the requirements are, just to make sure that everyone is sort of playing by the book, so that we're able to issue visas to qualified applicants," added Jacobs.

(Agencies)

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